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17th Healthcare Operations Squadron welcomes new commander

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Danny Dacey, 17th Healthcare Operations Squadron incoming commander, salutes Col. Lauren Byrd, 17th Medical Group commander, accepting command of the squadron at the 17th HCOS change of command ceremony in front of the Norma Brown Building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 27, 2020. Dacey took over command responsibilities of Lt. Col. Warren Conrow, who commanded the unit since its activation in August and previously the 17th Medical Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Seraiah Wolf)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Danny Dacey, 17th Healthcare Operations Squadron incoming commander, salutes Col. Lauren Byrd, 17th Medical Group commander, accepting command of the squadron at the 17th HCOS change of command ceremony in front of the Norma Brown Building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 27, 2020. Dacey took over command responsibilities of Lt. Col. Warren Conrow, who commanded the unit since its activation in August and previously the 17th Medical Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Seraiah Wolf)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Warren Conrow, 17th Healthcare Operations Squadron outgoing commander, salutes Col. Lauren Byrd, 17th Medical Group commander, relinquishing command at the 17th HCOS change of command ceremony in front of the Norma Brown Building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 27, 2020. The change of command ceremony is a time honored military tradition that signifies the orderly transfer of authority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Seraiah Wolf)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Warren Conrow, 17th Healthcare Operations Squadron outgoing commander, salutes Col. Lauren Byrd, 17th Medical Group commander, relinquishing command at the 17th HCOS change of command ceremony in front of the Norma Brown Building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 27, 2020. The change of command ceremony is a time honored military tradition that signifies the orderly transfer of authority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Seraiah Wolf)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

The 17th Healthcare Operations Squadron held their first change of command at the Norma Brown Building here, July 27.

Due to COVID-19 the 17th HCOS live streamed their change of command ceremony, allowing friends and family who could not attend to watch.

With COVID-19 precautions in place the 17th HOS welcomed their incoming commander Lt. Col. Danny Dacey and thanked outgoing commander Lt. Col. Warren Conrow for his hard work and dedication.

The 17th HCOS squadron was activated when the 17th Medical Support Squadron was deactivated on August 15, 2019.

The goal of the directed restructure was to focus medical efforts on the operational readiness of active duty members while preparing a ready force.